Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James looks ‘defeated’

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You would think after scoring a personal-high 44 points in the NBA Finals and taking the best team in the league to the brink in Game 1, LeBron James would be a little more upbeat.

That wasn’t the case, though, in the Cavaliers’ locker room after losing 108-100 to the Warriors in OT and possibly losing Kyrie Irving (left knee) for the series.

ESPN’s Stephen A Smith had some strong words about LeBron on Friday morning that Cavs fans will not like:

“LeBron looked defeated,” Smith said. “He didn’t look to be himself. He looked devastated.

“We went into locker room, and the only time I can remember LeBron james look that despondent in the locker room. I’m talking in the locker room, 10 minutes after the game with ice on both knees, just sitting there, not talking to anybody. The only time I’ve seen LeBron James look that way in all the years I’ve been covering him is when they lost the championship. It was never with games remaining. He never had that look on his face. But he had that last night.”

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